I love my new Needle Nose...
I love my new Needle Nose 14! I used it for the first time today and it was very stable and felt good under my feet even though I am new at stand up for boarding. It tracks straight and picks up speed very nicely. I also enjoy the inflatable seat and kayak paddle. I think that will be good for fishing. I am 6'2" and 250lbs but it handled it no problem. I recommend this board.
Very stable, even for a beginner. Also quite speedy
it would be nice if they carry handle on the board was padded.
I use this primarily for touring on the lake.
It definitely much easier...
It definitely much easier to haul around than a rigid board and is built by a name I trust- Sea Eagle!
I don't need a truck to haul it and the 14 foot length is a plus.
There is always a risk of a puncture and I wonder what the life of the product is due to sun exposure.
Mainly just for exercise and just plain recreational enjoyment.
This is the largest of the...
This is the largest of the NeedleNose Sea Eagles. It is extremely firm at its maximum pressure of 15 psi. Tracking is very true with the built in left and right skegs and the large removable center skeg. The board features d-ring tie-downs as well as bungee storage. The d-rings also serve as anchor points for the optional kayak seat. I have used this as a sit on top kayak and found it very comfortable. The rigid nose on this board slices through the water. The foot pad is comfortable and offers a firm grip while paddling. The basic package includes everything you need for SUPing: board, paddle, pump and backpack. For a little more you can also get a very comfortable inflatable seat.
Outstanding rigidity comparable to a solid composite board and great tracking.
At 14 feet once inflated this board takes getting used to when carrying if you don't want to hit someone or something.
I use this board primarily on the lake.